Dr. Joseph S. Coselli and his team at Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute have pioneered new approaches to treat aortic disease, including novel percutaneous endovascular repair procedures used at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center to treat high-risk patients. Dr. Coselli has extensive experience in complex aortic repair in emergent patients as well as patients with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndromes. He and his team have performed more than 7,500 repairs of the aorta and over 3,300 repairs of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, making Dr. Coselli the world's most experienced aortic surgeon.
At the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, our surgeons perform over 300 open-heart surgeries and more than 100 lung and esophageal procedures annually, making it the busiest VA cardiac center in the United States. The MEDVAMC offers many unique surgical possibilities for cardiac surgery patients, including one of the few percutaneous valve options in the VA system.
At Ben Taub Hospital, thoracic and trauma surgeons lead one of the busiest municipal hospital cardiac surgery programs in the nation. Continuing its national reputation for excellent outcomes while serving one of the most diverse patient populations in the U.S., Ben Taub Hospital received the Award of Excellence for Cardiac Care from the Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute.